The actual competition is one week away - next Saturday is the big day! All teams are focusing on finding birds, checking out routes, sharing information and renewing friendships.
All four of the Lagerhead Shrikes will be spending most of the coming week in the field scouting. Paul and Zack will concentrate on the northern part of the state and Mike and Bert will concentrate on the central and southern part of the state. There is no sense duplicating efforts so most scouting will be done individually. Phone calls and text messages will be used to keep in touch during the day. Paul and Zack will meet at least once every day as will Mike and Bert. The team will not be together at any time during the week. The first time the team will all be in the same place at the same time will be Friday night, only a few hours before the start.